A manhunt is under way around Constantine, Algeria, after a policeman was shot at close range in a restaurant on Friday evening.

From Reuters

Algeria forces hunt militants after policeman assassinated

Three gunmen shot the officer in a restaurant in a northern district of Constantine late on Friday, the security source said. Witnesses have been shown images of potential suspects in the attack, the source said.

“According to witnesses, these individuals went straight to the victim as he was eating and shot him and then took his service weapon,” another security official told El Watan, a daily French-language newspaper.

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